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post #31 of 79
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Originally Posted by Steve S View Post

Car styling was a major part of popular culture at the time and it wasn't uncommon for people to make an evening of checking out all the new models at local dealerships every fall.
Showing my age here, but, as a teenager, I remember the season premiere of Bonanza each season was shown commercial-free, and the last 15 minutes was the introduction of the new Chevrolet models.
post #32 of 79
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Originally Posted by Michael252 View Post

Showing my age here, but, as a teenager, I remember the season premiere of Bonanza each season was shown commercial-free, and the last 15 minutes was the introduction of the new Chevrolet models.
Yes, it was a family tradition at our house to check out the new models each fall since there was always a big splash made about introducing the entire line at one time. We would take a Saturday and head to the car dealers and dream, knowing that our family couldn't afford to buy one. My parents never bought a new car when I was a kid, always opting for someone else's leftover. However, I think 90% of the boys at my school could identify nearly every make and model on the road by the year it was made.

The first time I remember that the autumn introduction of new car models was "violated" was when the 1963 1/2 Ford Galaxie 500 Fastback which was introduced in early 1963 following the normal fall introduction of the other Ford models. My older cousin bought a black one and I thought it was the neatest car I had ever seen at the time.

http://www.hemmings.com/mus/stories/2007/05/01/hmn_feature14.html
post #33 of 79
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Originally Posted by Steve S View Post

I'd also guarantee that 90% of viewers didn't spot the "wrong" cars--it doesn't follow that 90% of people living through this time period couldn't tell a Mercury fron a Buick, quite the opposite was probably true. (speaking of Buicks, the old sheriff's car was a green '56.) This was a time before epa and crash test ratings when cars were sold on styling and horsepower and every effort was made to differentiate makes and change them significantly from year to year. Car styling was a major part of popular culture at the time and it wasn't uncommon for people to make an evening of checking out all the new models at local dealerships every fall. There were a few ivory tower types who actually complained about this (Consumer's Union coined the term "planned obsolescence") normal folks dismissed them as "eggheads" and eagerly plunked down for a new car as often as possible. There was also a very high degree of brand loyalty in those days so it behooved folks like Harley Earle and Virgil Exner to make their cars as distinctive as possible.
As for car phones they existed but were wired into the dash and required an antenna mounted usually on the back bumper that was about 6 feet long, the same was true of the radios used in cop cars (didn't see any of these antennas on the show either).

Quite right!! I'm now in my '60's. I easily recall the excitement every autumn of the new model cars. Cars truly had "style" then. Even without nameplates, it was extremely easy to differentiate and name a '57 Chevy, Ford, Plymouth. And within a corporation (e.g. GM), it was just as easy to identify the different makes. I.E.-Olds, Pontiac, Chevy, Buick, Cadillac. I feel this started changing in the late '60's. How sad how things have changed. I miss those times.
post #34 of 79
I think the point someone was making earlier about the cars not all looking alike was this: today even the brands all look alike; that wasn't the case in the 60's. Each brand and model then had a distinctive look, and although people who didn't pay attention to such things might not have been able to tell one brand from another, there was no doubt that the brands (and models) had a distinct look that they just don't have today.
post #35 of 79
Safety standards have a lot to do with the looks of today's cars. Throw in aerodynamics and there you go.

That said, still enjoying this show. I always liked the 60's vibe...think Dean Martin and there you go. smile.gif
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post #37 of 79
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I think the point someone was making earlier about the cars not all looking alike was this: today even the brands all look alike; that wasn't the case in the 60's. Each brand and model then had a distinctive look, and although people who didn't pay attention to such things might not have been able to tell one brand from another, there was no doubt that the brands (and models) had a distinct look that they just don't have today.

Thank you. smile.gif
post #38 of 79
I really enjoyed the 2nd episode. I like how crimes get solved with brains and a knowledge of human nature instead of gadgetry and technology. Liked how Chiklis dressed down the know-it-all chick who went behind his back. He and the sheriff are going to have a real ongoing battle of wits and I'm looking forward to it.

BTW, spotted at least two 1960 model cars this time around.
post #39 of 79
Nice to see Sarah Jones from last year's "Alcatraz" now on the new "Vegas"
post #40 of 79
I like this show!

Watched the 1st 3-4 episodes back to back and the last 3 this week.

I hope it continues. Its got more twists and turns than Blue Bloods:D
post #41 of 79
Interesting turn of events in this past week's episode, mobsters apparently advance in the organization by knocking off their elderly boss? wink.gif
post #42 of 79
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Nice to see Sarah Jones from last year's "Alcatraz" now on the new "Vegas"

Same here. She is so hot and has quite nice "assets". wink.gif
post #43 of 79
Sad to see "Mike" get killed of so early in this series. He really looked a lot older than in Breaking Bad.
post #44 of 79
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Interesting turn of events in this past week's episode, mobsters apparently advance in the organization by knocking off their elderly boss? wink.gif

No. Mobsters advance by killing their boss when his boss tells them to.
post #45 of 79
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Originally Posted by BriscoCountyJr View Post

Interesting turn of events in this past week's episode, mobsters apparently advance in the organization by knocking off their elderly boss? wink.gif

No. Mobsters advance by killing their boss when his boss tells them to.

It certainly saves the company money by limiting those on a pension plan. biggrin.gif
post #46 of 79
Anyone know where to watch Vegas online? CBS.com only has a few episodes. I *thought* I'd been recording Vegas since week 1...but it turns out I didn't change my settings on my D* HDDVR to keep ALL episodes and it started automatically deleting them! I put a blue circle next to the first episode, but that little storm called Sandy kind of got in the way of things and I forgot about Vegas till I decided to sit down and watch the episodes the other night. Now I'm missing weeks 2-8 or so and can't figure out where to watch them online mad.gif

DirecTV's CBS on demand is limited for Vegas, with the last 3 shows (??) or so listed.
post #47 of 79
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Originally Posted by jaypb View Post

Anyone know where to watch Vegas online? CBS.com only has a few episodes. I *thought* I'd been recording Vegas since week 1...but it turns out I didn't change my settings on my D* HDDVR to keep ALL episodes and it started automatically deleting them! I put a blue circle next to the first episode, but that little storm called Sandy kind of got in the way of things and I forgot about Vegas till I decided to sit down and watch the episodes the other night. Now I'm missing weeks 2-8 or so and can't figure out where to watch them online mad.gif

DirecTV's CBS on demand is limited for Vegas, with the last 3 shows (??) or so listed.

http://www.guidebox.com/#!CBS/Vegas/full-episodes/0
post #48 of 79
Thread Starter 
So has this show been cancelled. Golden Boy has been put in its timeslot.
post #49 of 79
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Originally Posted by jpillar View Post

So has this show been cancelled. Golden Boy has been put in its timeslot.
Nothing official yet from CBS, this weeks show was up (1.9 vs 1.6) from the previous episode.
At any rate- CBS did order the full 22 episodes back in October http://www.ismyshowcancelled.com/article/2012-10-23/cbs-orders-a-full-season-of-vegas/
post #50 of 79
It could just be that CBS was using the power of two NCIS shows to help launch Golden Boy and will return Vegas to it's timeslot after the premiere. Nothing on CBS's website indicates any future episodes of Golden Boy are scheduled.
post #51 of 79
I wouldn't mind if Vegas was cancelled. I do watch every week but I am starting to lose interest. Rather than the usual CBS crime procedural it is treading too far into soap opera territory.
Edited by Garrett Adams - 2/26/13 at 4:53pm
post #52 of 79
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Originally Posted by mike1812 View Post

It could just be that CBS was using the power of two NCIS shows to help launch Golden Boy and will return Vegas to it's timeslot after the premiere. Nothing on CBS's website indicates any future episodes of Golden Boy are scheduled.

Per Titan TV, it is Tuesday, 10 PM, 2/26 and 3/5, then Friday at 9 PM, 3/8. CSI:NY has had its season finale, so that may be Golden Boy's "permanent" slot.
post #53 of 79
Well now Fridays are Vegas's permanent spot....
post #54 of 79
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Well now Fridays are Vegas's permanent spot....

I hope this isn't the kiss of death since I am really starting to like this show. Certainly much better than all the reality dreck out there.
post #55 of 79
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Well now Fridays are Vegas's permanent spot....

Starting April 5. But it's back on Tuesday night this coming week - looks like a repeat though.

As for the kiss of death, I hope not. Blue Bloods has survived there. I haven't looked at the demographics on the ratings, but it's possible that Vegas' demographics are more in line with Blue Bloods than NCIS and NCIS:LA, so this might make for a strong Friday night lineup for CBS.
post #56 of 79
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Originally Posted by mike1812 View Post

Starting April 5. But it's back on Tuesday night this coming week - looks like a repeat though.

As for the kiss of death, I hope not. Blue Bloods has survived there. I haven't looked at the demographics on the ratings, but it's possible that Vegas' demographics are more in line with Blue Bloods than NCIS and NCIS:LA, so this might make for a strong Friday night lineup for CBS.

I heard that CIS NY has been renewed, so that would be a great Friday line up. How I hate reality TV, no undercover boss, please!
post #57 of 79
Did I miss an episode or did they just not show one? Last night's episode had me totally confused because it seemed to jump past where they left off the last time I saw it.

The last episode I saw Dixon was heading to Hollywood with Yvonne so he could see his movie star girlfriend and Mia still hated Jack for killing her father. Fast forward and all of a sudden Dixon and Yvonne are dating and Mia no longer hates Jack.

What the hell happened to the episode that was clearly meant for in between these two?

Oh, and on a side note, Mia (Sarah Jones) really needs to either pose for Playboy or do a nude scene in a movie. Her body is ridiculously spectacular! biggrin.gif
post #58 of 79
Yes, there was an episode in between.
post #59 of 79
Boston news coverage bumped Vegas Last week

So one episode skipped
post #60 of 79
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Originally Posted by GqMagic View Post

Boston news coverage bumped Vegas Last week

So one episode skipped

Not true, CBS showed that Vegas episode last Saturday.
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